Dance is my first language. The ability to express what I’m really feeling and encourage others to feel a certain way is incredible. To me, movement means so much more than words and I’m blessed to be able to dance the way I do. I am very much into contemporary styles and finding my own form of movement but have been trained in jazz and ballet for most of my life and am currently studying dance full time. Doofing has opened up a whole new range of movement for me, from letting the music and the environment allow me to dance what I really feel, which is why I so want to be involved in this art you’re creating. The opening ceremony is such an important part of festivals that reminds us to thank the land and the people and how lucky we are to be able to use it. It would be an honour to dance as part of this ceremony and enable others to appreciate as well.